Pokémon Academy Life is a non-profit, fan-made visual novel that takes you into an alternate Pokémon world that doesn't send 10-year-olds off to fend for themselves. Here, characters from the core series games are put together in a more realistic high school setting. Rather than the player character leave on a solo journey at a young age, he (in this case based on Red from Pokémon Red/Blue/Green/Yellow) attends school like any one of us and learn about the Pokémon world from there.

Prior knowledge of the Pokémon franchise is very helpful, but not necessary.

The majority of your time will be spent in the Kobukan (koh-BU-kahn) region—name taken from Japanese kanji, elements of 'inspiration' and 'feeling'—located fairly equidistant from the six regions. As Red (or custom player name), you are the dynamic protagonist who will interact with a plethora of characters. The story will progress in different branches depending on who you choose to talk to, who you try to befriend, pursue as a romantic interest, who you choose to help, and much more.

At the core, the game is a social simulator with dating elements. Its content will mainly be slice of life and school life. However, as the protagonist you have your share of opportunities to participate in all sorts of different story arcs with the characters you interact with. I'm going to mainly focus on male characters that the protagonist will be close with and the female character(s) that the protagonist decides to pursue.

Because this takes place in an academy, you will take on the role of a student. This includes socializing with your classmates, studying and taking exams, participating in extracurricular activities and other school-related events. Outside of school, many random and scripted events can occur depending on the characters you choose to engage throughout the story.


Characters in Pokémon Academy Life are mostly based on their in-game counterparts and will be older (15-18 in the beginning). Not all character ages are based on their canon counterparts.

The current demo (1.0.3) takes place during the first academic year and already includes a plethora of characters. In addition to the ones above, more characters are featured in the three years at the academy.




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Additional Art by:
Gato Hayakawa
Joshua Dunlop

Additional Scenarios by:
Jack “Skye” Rowsell
Tylor Kranyak

Pokémon Reorchestrated

“Pokémon Sentai”
John & naoka

Additional music (anime) composed by
Shinji Miyazaki

Original Pokémon themes composed by
Junichi Masuda
Go Ichinose

Third Party Resources:
SFX from AudioBlocks
GFX from Video Copilot

Pikachu voices by Ikue Ohtani

Compiled by PokemonGamer

Additional Pokémon SFX from AceRidley

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This project will be under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial 3.0 U.S. license.
All other content is intellectual property of its respective owners and included under fair use for entertainment purposes only. It is not for sale nor meant for any profit.